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on the national debt. >> tom: and on capitol hill, new questions about the role of high frequency trading and u.s. markets. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: there was more evidence today of the struggling global economy. stocks around the globe sank on weak japanese trade figures, as well as a drop in chinese manufacturing activity for the eleventh straight month. the news here wasn't better. the conference board's index of leading economic indicators edged down a 0.1% in august, suggesting growth will stay sluggish in the second half. so, it's no surprise that the international monetary fund announced today it plans to cut its global growth forecast by a few decimal points when it releases its report next month. the i.m.f.'s currently forecast calls for growth of 3.5% this year, and 3.9% next. erika miller reports. >> reporter: global economic growth appears to be hitting a wall. a "bric" wall that is. there's growing evidence that economic growth is slowing in virtually every part of the globe, even the world's fastest growing economies. the term "bric" was coined a decade a
on auto exports, china fires back on unfair trade practices by the u.s. from stocks to oil and gold prices, we get the outlook for what to expect between now and the end of the year. and a birthday for "occupy wall street". while protests and arrests mark the movement's first anniversary, a look at what it's accomplished. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! trade tensions between the united states and china are heating up again. this morning, the two countries challenged each other in the world trade organization. the u.s. is accusing china of illegally subsidizing auto and auto parts exports, and hurting u.s. made goods. and china claims trade laws here, open the door for illegal tariffs on a wide range of chinese products. sylvia hall breaks down what's behind the latest flareup. >> reporter: here in the u.s., the auto and auto parts industries employ about 800,000 american workers. the government says those workers are hurt by the money china gives to subsidize its own auto industry. and in ohio, a key swing state fueled by cars, president obama promised a crack down: >> these are subsid
the papers with the i.r.s. in may, 2013. >> so i could get money for my (c) (4), use that for political purposes, and nobody knows anything about it till six months after the election? >> that's right. and even then, they won't -- >> that -- >> -- know who your donors are. >> that's my kind of campaign finance restriction. >>> welcome, trevor potter. >> thank you. >> you know that's funny, but it's not a laughing matter by november we'll be drowning in money. this flood just keeps rising. i brought a story in "the financial times." a campaign group backing barack obama is pushing to raise up to $150 million in coming weeks, you know, tit for tat, to counter the republican's financial advantage and an expected advertising blitz for mitt romney. and that just strikes me as an all-out, inescapable arms race. >> in a way, and i know this will sound a little odd that's not entirely a bad outcome for this election. because what -- where we have been is that the republicans have proven they have an enormous advantage of raising money. therefore, they have-and i'm a republican. but the party ha
changer in the defense industry, two of europe's biggest players look to join forces, just as the u.s. defense industry prepares to slim down. >> susie: the latest census numbers are in, and a record 46 million people remain below the poverty line. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: thinner, faster, taller. we're talking about apple's hotly anticipated iphone 5. it was unveiled today in san francisco, and investors were impressed, juicing the shares up to $669 a share. but does the new device live up to the hype? erika miller takes a closer look at whether the new iphone will be fruitful for apple. >> reporter: this is the new device that could upset the apple cart in the smartphone industry. apple c.e.o. tim cook unveiled the iphone 5 in san francisco. and it has new features designed to fend off competition from rival android phones. >> it is an absolute jewel. it is the most beautiful product we have ever made bar none. >> reporter: now the nitty gritty: the phone is made entirely of glass and aluminum. so it's 18% thinner, and 20% lighter than the last version. i
% of the s&p 500 index. thanks to apple's huge gain this year, the s&p is up 14%. on the other hand, the apple-less dow is up only 9%. and don't forget the tech-heavy nasdaq. apple accounts for 13% of the weighting in that index. thanks to the shine in apple shares, the nasdaq is up 19% this year. with apple's outsized influence on the market, a warm welcome for iphone 5 tomorrow might make more than apple shareholders happy. but some market pros say it's a stretch to think apple has kidnapped the stock market. >> i would not argue that, as apple goes, so goes the market. i think there's a lot of other sectors that we're also paying attention to. and granted, we've been overweight the technology sector, but we're also overweight things like materials and the consumer discretionary sectors. >> reporter: still, even wren concedes apple's effect on the market is more than mathematical; it's also emotional. which brings us back to the iphone 5, likely to get a good reception tomorrow from techies. but if history is any guide, investors might sell apple shares when the phone debuts. >> w
help for the economy, coming in three days. the u.s. central bank holds a two-day policy meeting this week, ending thursday afternoon, perhaps by announcing more stimulus. stock investors today were tentative ahead of the meeting. the dow slipped 52 points. the nasdaq lost about 32 and the s&p 500 dipped nearly nine. we start with suzanne pratt looking at what options remain for the fed, and how investors might react to them. >> reporter: as has been the case frequently this year, all eyes here on wall street, have been looking south about 200 miles, to washington. what traders have been watching is what happens here at the federal reserve. and, this week is no different, more watching and waiting for more stimulus. it is widely anticipated fed policymakers will decide once again to step in and try help the economy. >> we're expecting another round of quantitative easing, q.e.3., they'll probably buy mainly u.s. treasury securities. at the same time, they'll probably extend the language on when they expect to be hiking rates from 2014 to 2015. but, even if the market gets more as
advertising the older 4-s version its store today. the company is also facing backlash against its new map app. the software replaces google maps and websites have already sprung up mocking apple's innacuracies. but that controversy didn't seem to hinder sales today. >> i'm pretty sure an update will clear everything up anyway. it's that simple. >> reporter: by midday, lines at many apple stores were already much shorter. but don't be fooled. this is expected to be the largest consumer electronics debut in history. by some estimates, apple could sell as many as 10 million iphones by monday morning. that would be twice what was sold the opening weekend for the last iphone model, the 4-s. for apple, a lot is riding on this launch. the iphone is its best-selling product. >> the iphone 5 drives approximately 70% of the profitability for apple. so this probably their most critical product launch out of all their product lines. and, to the extent that apple only comes out with a new iphone on an annual basis, clearly, this makes or breaks the year. >> reporter: apple shares didn't get much of a pop
most actively traded exchange traded products were down. the s&p 500 volatility note was up 7.9%. it tends to move in an opposite direction than the index. and that's tonight's "market focus." >> tom: one gauge of economic activity is a simple wall socket. an economy that is humming along is powered by electricity, and much of that power comes from coal. we spoke with greg boyce, chairman and c.e.o. at coal miner peabody energy about the demand for coal and what that demand says about the global economy and his business. >> coal markets are heavily reliant on electricity demand, which is a surrogate for gdp, and for our met lurjical coal it's steal production. and with europe soft, and the u.s. not getting traction, and now china softening, we've already begun to slow down our production base. we may see more of that across the industry over the next quarter or so, and until we see economic activity getting back to where it used to be. >> do you keep one eye on the price of natural gas. how high to natural gas prices have to go. >> there's prices critical to us. our biggest pl
of duty since 1979, but today the flags have been put at half mast in honor of chris stevens. the u.s. ambassador and three other diplomats were killed in the raid. the white house is investigating whether the attacks were planned, and president obama has promised to bring the killers to justice. >> in the darkness and confusion, witnesses said the area was cordoned off by heavily armed men. the attack was linked with an american film the attackers then insulting the prophet mohammed. >> we have to stop this. stopping the film is our hope. >> by the morning the u.s. consulate in bengasi was in ruins, but this was not the first attack. in june the convoy was hit. no one was killed, and the un has also been targeted. the u.s. ambassador christopher stephens started his time as envoy to anti-gaddafi rebels. the libyan government said he was killed by old regime loyalists. they speculated the attack might have been to mark the anniversary of 9-11. >> there is no justification to this. the world must stand together to reject these acts. already many libyans have joined us in doing so, and
havens, no-fly zones. >> turkey says that the u.s. is holding them back from exploring those options. there is a lot of double talk going on that is hard to understand. we will have to wait and see what the response of the white house's. everyone is trying to decide whether the policy will change or not. >> as some point governments will say this crisis has gone on for so long, so many people have been killed, that our policy of not intervening is under pressure. >> exactly, when you have 200 people a day killed it, very little intervention, a lack of basic human decency. . they do not understand why the assistance is not coming. this does not bode well for syria. >> the arguments for not intervening is because there's no coherent opposition. in your conversations comment did you get the sense that that is changing? >> yes, there is more structured to be rebel army. there are more military councils. there is more structure but not the kind of regular force. iran has arrived and they are supporting the creation of a regular forces for the regime. they have no problem with backing a re
. neither they nor the u.s. have so far made allegations of rape against the rebel side. we have talked with victims of rape and the people who have given the medical help. what is clear is that sexual violence is taking place across syria and is being directed at women and men. >> they hit you. >> these young men were arrested in damascus after taking part in demonstrations against the regime. this.aid please don't do please don't do this. nobody listened to me. you want to have freedom? this this for freedom. and then the officer and the security, they are just laughing. i was alone. >> would follow this allegation of abuse across the region, here to easton told. -- here to istanbul. the young man recently defected to the opposition. he said there was rape and other centers. let me quote to you what a former detainee at your facility said. they work raping me. they were like animals. that is from a detainee at the center you ran. >> that is not true when it comes to the time that i was there. that is absolutely untrue. and if it were true, they could confront me, because i am responsi
clinton tonight in charlotte. my guess is we'll get a great rendition of how good things were in the 1990s but we're not going to hear much about how things have been in the last four years. >> holman: meanwhile republican presidential nominee mitt romney continued debate preparations at a private home in vermont. however he took a quick trip to an appliance store in nearby lebanon, new hampshire, where he spoke with supporters about the needs of small business. wall street hesitated today, after a profit warning from the shipping giant fed-ex. the company said it's being hurt by a slowdown in business-- the latest sign that the global economy is dialing back. that was enough to keep stocks in check. the dow jones industrial average gained 11 points to close at 13,047. the nasdaq fell five points to close at 3,069. the passage of hurricane isaac has exposed oil from the 2010 spill, along the louisiana and alabama coastline. b.p. acknowledged today that the oily tar came from its record- breaking leak at a gulf well site. the tar balls and mats had been buried under sand since then, but re-
billions of dollars to buy bonds to rev up the u.s. economy and create more jobs. on wall street, investors applauded the move and stocks surged. as policymakers wrapped up a two-day meeting, they said they took this action because, without it, economic growth might not be strong enough to create jobs. but the fed's latest round of quantitative easing, what everyone calls q.e.-3, is different this time. the fed will buy mortgage backed securities rather than u.s. treasuries. it will buy $40 billion per month. more importantly, the fed said the buying is open-ended-- it promised to keep buying until the job market "improves substantially." and the fed pledged to keep interest rates "exceptionally low" through 2015. stocks rallied right after the fed announcement. the dow jumped 206 points, the nasadaq rose 41.5, and the s&p added 23 points. fed chairman ben bernanke described today's move as "a main street policy." darren gersh reports. >> if you are unemployed or worried about keeping your job, the federal reserve today had a clear message for you-- "we're here to help." federal reserve cha
in the diplomatic compound in cairo in anger over a movie they say is anti- islamic. and victory at the u.s. open. those at home are inspired. the crux of was proud of him winning. -- >> i was proud of them winning. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also of around the globe how do you plan a political transition in the world's most populous transition if the future leaders simply goes missing? that is what happened in china out where he has failed to show up for a string of key meetings. this political mystery only adds to china's economic uncertainty. today, the current premier wen jiabao out said the chinese economy is still strong. members tell a different story. -- the numbers tell a different story. >> today, taking his final bout before business bosses around the world. soon, went about will make way for a new generation of communist leaders. will make way for a new generation of communist leaders. >> the chinese ship will sail fast and steadily and reached the shore of a brighter future. >> in the past decade, china's economy grew more than 10% per year. and over 100 million
and beyond. the police fired tear gas to keep protesters away from the u.s. embassy. it is the target because the anti-muslim foam they hate so much was produced in america. the anger about the film is still a driving force. in cairo, other grievances have been grafted onto its. this is about a lot more now than the film and america. it is more about the fractures in society. since the revolution, those have been getting wider. in khartoum, protesters broke into the u.s. embassy in the german embassy. the film appalls plenty of people. but what is happening is tapping into assumptions that the west is against them. later they attacked the british embassy and moved on to the u.s. compound. in tunis, at least two demonstrators were killed as the u.s. embassy was stormed. later, the american center was burned down. in tunisia, salafists are agitating against more moderate political islamists who won the majority in the election. the city is a stronghold of sunni political islamist. and the protests have spread beyond the arab countries to bangladesh. 1 fell on the internet is deepening anti-west
america." >> this is abc world news america -- "bbc world news america," reporting from washington. the u.s. embassy in sanaa is under attack as protests spread to the middle east. the afghan army is making progress, but the government is not. can it survive when nato forces leave? his footsteps won the space race. today, hundreds gathered to pay a final tribute to astronaut neil armstrong. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. u.s. warships are sailing to the coast of libya following the coast -- the death of the american ambassador. american embassies around the world are ramping up security. in yemen, those measures might be too late. protesters in the yemeni capital reached the embassy walls today. it is continuing fallout of a film produced in america that muslims see as an insult to the prophet muhammed. from the libyan capital, tripoli, are middle east editor now reports. >> the american embassy in, yemen's capital -- in sanaa, mn's capital, is heavily fortified. the anger spreading across the region about the anti-muslim film is deepened by the belie
, this man says all that red ink is a national security issue. former senator sam nunn joins u.s. >> susie: and with record low interest rates continuing, where best to invest in bonds, it's tonight's "street critique." >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the housing recovery is looking better and better. more economic data showing that the housing sector is getting stronger. sales of existing homes jumped nearly 8% last month to a 4.82 million unit annual rate. that's a two-year high. construction of new homes and apartments rose 2.3%. the big gain was in single family homes. erika miller takes a closer look behind the numbers and gives us a status report on the housing recovery. >> reporter: when it comes to real estate, august is typically a slow month, but the latest housing data suggests there was strong momentum heading into the fall. the median price for a home resale surged to $187,400 during the month. that's up nearly 10% from a year ago-- the biggest year-over-year price increase since the housing boom went bust. that wasn't the only encouraging sign. distressed
it to stay the same. the obama campaign is also pointing to some revised job numbers to make its case. the u.s. bureau of labor statistics said yesterday there were nearly 400,000 more jobs created in the previous year that ended in march. that would mean that there are a higher number of jobs than when president obama took office. but the u.s. still has four million fewer jobs since before the collapse of the financial sector. there's other sobering data as well, showing a still sluggish recovery. the commerce department revised its estimate of second-quarter economic growth down yesterday from 1.7%. mitt romney seized on the change in springfield, virginia. >> we are at 1.3%. this is... this is unacceptable. >> woodruff: other economic indicators also paint a mixed picture. the stock market itself, while down today, has been climbing in recent weeks to its highest levels in nearly five years. today, the dow jones industrial average lost almost 49 points after a weak manufacturing report and worries over europe to close just over 13,437. and the housing market may be stabilizing. a key index
: demonstrators protested outside u.s. embassies around the arab world today, two days after the american consulate in libya was attacked. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we have new details about the killing of the u.s. ambassador in bengazi and the film that fueled the anger there and elsewhere. >> brown: plus, we get perspective on the middle east nearly two years after the arab spring uprisings. is it now a more dangerous place? >> woodruff: then, as the federal reserve unleashes a new program to encourage job creation, we assess the potential impact on consumers and the u.s. economy. >> brown: fred de sam lazaro reports on a helping hand for low-income american entrepreneurs, inspired by loans offered in the developing world. >> i used it to purchase about 30 handmade senegalese drums. >> we used the money to fix the store. >> we used the microgrant dollars for, at the time, was to... more signage. >> woodruff: and on the daily download, margaret warner examines how the presidential campaigns are using social media to ampl
the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including the ambassador. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight: we get the latest on the deadly assault, believed to have been planned in advance and sparked by an anti-muslim internet video. >> woodruff: plus, we examine the move by governor romney to criticize the president's handling of the libya tinderbox. was it justified or not? we hear from both sides. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at how the latest iphone upgrade is accelerating competition in the smartphone industry. >> woodruff: are chemicals sprayed in oregon's forests dangerous or not? we have a report from our partners at the center for investigative reporting. >> they're spraying with helicopters all these ridged tops, so everything they're spraying up top eventually gets down to all of these residents. >> forced application of herbicides is done in accordance with all state laws. and we believe it does not represent an unreasonable harm. >> ifill: and margaret warner gets a snapshot of poverty in americ
cars and threw rocks outside a u.s. military base in kabul today, as protests continued over an anti- muslim video. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we focus on the war in afghanistan, after weekend attacks killed six u.s. troops and caused $200 million worth of damage to american assets. >> ifill: then, we turn to the presidential race, where republicans are retooling their message amid sliding poll numbers. >> woodruff: spencer michels has the story of the conversion of a climate change skeptic, but that turnaround won't end the argument. >> the global warming debate centers on years of data and whether it is reliable and also on politics. >> ifill: are doctors padding bills and overcharging medicare? hari sreenivasan examines an investigation into possible fraud. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. intel. sponsors of tomrorow. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social
- struggling economy. u.s. employers did add 96,000 jobs in august, but that was well short of expectations. in addition, revised numbers showed 41,000 fewer jobs were created in june and july than first estimated. and the key manufacturing sector dropped 15,000 workers, the largest decline in two years. president obama left charlotte shortly after the report was released, traveling with vice- president biden to portsmouth, new hampshire. there, he emphasized that overall, the private sector is adding jobs. >> today, we learned that, after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business once again added jobs for the 30th month in row, a total of more than 4.6 million jobs. ( cheers and applause ) but... but that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough; we need to create more jobs faster. we need to fill the hole left by this recession faster. we need to come out of this crisis stronger. >> brown: and the president insisted all of that could happen much faster, provided republicans in congress are willing to work with him. >> if the republicans are serious about being
the night off. there's almost $3 trillion in u.s. mutual fund money markets. regulators want to make them safer. the third quarter ends for investors. it's been a good quarter and it could get better if history is any guide. then the c.e.o. of platinum miner stillwater mining joins us. global demand and why platinum is cheaper than gold. that and more tonight on n.b.r.! an unusually public battle over money market regulation begins our broadcast time. the debate is testing the regulatory structure put in place by the dodd-frank financial reforms after the credit crisis. under pressure from treasury secretary timothy geithner, the new financial stability oversight council is making a strong push for controversial rules aimed at preventing a run on what many think of as a safer place for investors to put their money. darren gersh explains. >> reporter: for an investment designed to be as boring as possible, money market funds have set off a fierce regulatory battle. last month, the s.e.c. deadlocked over new rules to strengthen money market fund regulation. today, the new financial stabilit
about their immigration status, if it seems in doubt. the u.s. supreme court upheld the provision last june, but opponents made a final bid to delay it. nato leaders today defended scaling back joint operations with afghan forces as "prudent and temporary." the decision followed attacks by afghan soldiers and police on coalition troops. nato secretary-general anders fogh rasmussen said the announcement proves the afghans are "already capable of operating on their own." and white house spokesman jay carney said the u.s. remains on track to withdraw most troops by the end of 2014. >> the policy of gradually turning over security to afghan forces continues. and that is part of a broader strategy that will result in more american troops coming home and afghans taking more and greater responsibility for the security of their nation. and that process continues. >> sreenivasan: some british lawmakers warned that scaling back joint operations with the afghans could undermine the transition. there was new violence today over that american-made film that disparages the prophet muhammad. a suicid
in beirut. he said the u.s. must understand there would be dangerous consequences if the complete film is broadcast. in kabul, 1000 afghans held violent protests, burning cars and tires and shooting at police. in indonesia, hundreds of protesters threw bombs and rocks outside the american embassy in jakarta. with tensions flaring, foreign policies are suddenly being brought to the forefront of the u.s. presidential campaign. for more on international and domestic concerns, i spoke a brief time ago with washington post associate editor bob woodward, author of the new book "the price of politics." following this controversial film about islam, known the president has to do, what is going through his mind as he weighs the response of the administration? >> what can be done about it that is effective? you try to contain them, you try to mollify them as much as you can, but there is not a whole lot, quite frankly. >> in your book, you reflect on the white house's obsession with the campaign and when -- winning the messaging more. how do you see this latest event playing into the presidentia
of suspected terrorists are still under u.s. control. >> america may be reluctant to hand over senior taliban commanders, they are the very key who may hold it -- group that may hold the key to lasting peace. >> kofi annan tell us why he took on the daunting role of the u.n. on void assyria. >> i did my best. >> keeping score in fenway park. carrying on a baseball tradition for 20 years. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which changed america and led to the invasion of afghanistan. more than a decade later, the notorious bagram prison which holds thousands of taliban prisoners and foreign suspects was handed over. the prisoners are still under american control. we report now from kabul. >> this was supposed to mark a moment of national pride and a marker on the road to afghans sovereignty. the official handover of bagram prison. while it hundreds have been transferred, hundreds more remain in the hands of u.s. military. >> we want to show the international community that human rights will be observed. i trust
for the u.s. campaign. tonight, the democratic party -- party begins a charm offensive. mark marquel begins our coverage from charlotte, north carolina. ♪ the democrats are partying at their convention opened, but not too hard. a lot of voters feel let down by the economy and let down by the -- by obama. others are arguing it would be far worse without him, telling audiences in swing states that it would have been a disaster. >> and my opponent had the chance to offer his secret sauce. he did not offer a single new idea. it was just the retread of the same old pots -- policy that has been sticking it to the middle class for years. >> in charlotte, they are determined to sign up every last roeder. polls have every indication that obama will win, but it is pretty much neck-and-neck. even some democrats feel the president has not lived up to their expectations. obama -- >> obama may have done right or not, but if we go republican, we will go back four years and not roger that is any -- where anyone wants to go. >> i'm not sure obama has been with to communicate clearly to the american people
around the globe, and here at home, where the s&p 500 stock index jumps to pre-crisis levels. how are investors feeling today, compared to four years ago? >> susie: and amazon introduces a new kindle fire, and the new paperwhite e-reader. we look at how its new models stack up. >> tom: that and more tonight on nbr! >> susie: u.s. stocks rallied to their highest levels in four years after europe's central bank announced a sweeping plan to solve the region's debt crisis. five weeks after pledging to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, e.c.b. president mario draghi delivered on his promise by launching a program to buy unlimited quantities of euro- zone bonds. investors around the globe reacted to the concrete move with broad-based buying of stocks. on wall street, all the major averages rose by about 2%-- the dow skyrocketed 245 points, the nasdaq surged 66, and the s&p 500 jumped almost 29 points. mario draghi is finally getting his way. the head of europe's central bank has been battling the region's power players on exactly how to save europe. draghi's plan for unlimited
day running, they have gathered in this area, attempting to reach the u.s. embassy just up the road. >> a battle raged. for many, the attack on their prophet is intolerable. they are willing to risk life and limb to make their point. the interior minister defended the government's decision to make it a public holiday, saying it reduced the numbers on the streets. >> imagine if school were open, jobs were open. who could have handled it? at least the police only have one occupation, to handle all these protesters. >> many may say that decision backfired badly, feeding the unrest. by early evening, police were still blocking be road to the u.s. embassy. bbc news. >> for more on this continued violence in america's response, in joined from the state department's, the dean of the johns hopkins school of international studies. we heard orla saying many take these cartoons from france, this film as an insult to the profit mohammad. is that what this is about? or is there more anti-western feeling behind these riots. >> there is anti-western feeling in pakistan in particular. there has bee
a quarter of the c.f.o.'s polled say their biggest worry is the upcoming fiscal cliff: >> some thrding about where things really are going, so they can set strategy and execute that strategy. we're going to be stuck in this for a while. as for the c.e.o. survey from the business roundtable, the chief executives point to the coming fiscal cliff and the potential impact from higher taxes and government spending cuts. chairman of the business roundtable, boeing c.e.o. jim mcnerney said the uncertainty is "cold water on long-term planing." >> reporter: i'm erika miller in new york. still ahead, i'll look at how the outcome of the presidential election could impact gold prices. i'll interview gold trader anthony neglia. >> tom: european markets tumbled as greek workers called a 24 hour strike to protest new austerity measures. over 50,000 people gathered to protest new salary and pension cuts, near the parliament building in athens, and some of the protests erupted into violence. on wall street: the dow fell 44 points, the nasdaq lost 24, and the s&p down eight points. >> tom: radio shack shook u
around the muslim world for a fourth day with protests outside u.s. embassies in the middle east, africa, and asia today. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the demonstrations, and the return of the remains of four americans killed in libya. >> woodruff: then, did the big bank bailouts here in the u.s. work? ray suarez gets two views on this fourth anniversary of the fall of lehman brothers. >> brown: david brooks and ruth marcus analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and hari sreenivasan talks with journalist sasha issenberg about his new book exploring how the campaigns are mining data to boost turnout in november. >> whether you are likely to default on your loan or pay off your bill on time or run up $500 on your credit card in a given month, on trying to predict who you are going vote in november, who are you likely to vote for, what issues do you care about. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf and from carnegie foundation >> a
industry. >> hundreds of factories large and small will ship over 200,000 tons of shrimp to the u.s. this year. but there's a darker side to the business here. one that involves human trafficking, corruption, and violence against workers. >> warner: we look at the growing use of potent and sometimes deadly street drugs, known as bath salts, also the subject of our extensive online report today. >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown explores an intriguing scrap of paper that just might show jesus was married. >> so jesus said to them-- that would be his disciples-- "my wife." it is the only extant piece of early christian literature where jesus talks about having a wife. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs sta
it on the shift to tablet computing. >> tom: he's "n.b.r.'s" longest running market monitor guest and he's been in the bull camp for three years. tonight investech's james stack tells us why he's pulling in his horns. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: hiring stalled in august. expectations were for robust job growth last month. but, susie, when the numbers were added up, they fell way short. >> susie: tom, today's disappointing jobs report is fueling speculation the federal reserve will have to step in to further stimulate the economy. here's a closer look at the job numbers: businesses added only 96,000 new jobs to payrolls last month: economists were expecting 125,000. meanwhile, the unemployment rate slipped to 8.1%: down from 8.3% in july. >> susie: but, that decline is not what it seems. we have two reports looking at the labor market and the political reaction to today's job numbers. we begin with erika miller in new york. >> reporter: a drop in the unemployment rate is often a good thing. but not this month. an increasing number of job seekers quit looking for work. so
on an investigation into the program that allowed thousands of illegal firearms to cross the u.s. mexico border. >> woodruff: then, congress awards burma's opposition leader its highest civilian honor. margaret warner examines the country's move toward democracy. >> ifill: students headed back to school in chicago today. ray suarez assesses the lessons learned from that city's teachers' strike and what it might mean for the nation. >> woodruff: we have two political stories. first, what the latest polls tell us about what's driving voters this fall. >> ifill: and a conversation with journalist bob woodward, whose new book offers an inside look at partisan bickering over last summer's debt limit deal. >> some of the negotiations, some of the proposals, were made impulsively by telephone. there is a monumental miscommunication here that sets the whole thing off. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutio
the anti-islam film produced in the u.s. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we assess what's fueling the anger in the muslim world, and what can be done to tamp it down. >> woodruff: then, ray suarez examines the move to end a rite of passage on some college campuses that's turned dangerous and sometimes lethal. >> today we saw students that were a part of it and that were excited about it, that were standing up saying i commit to end hate. >> brown: we go behind the frontlines with the rebels in syria to a town that's turned into a vicious battleground, its people ravaged by war. >> a year ago none of these men had ever carried a gun or a bomb. today they're making them. >> woodruff: we update the presidential race as mitt romney releases his 2011 income taxes, showing he paid at a rate of 14%. >> brown: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf
? the u.s. consulates in -- is this the thanks that they get? the u.s. consulate in been gauzy rex. -- in benghazi wrecked. the wave of anti-americanism rolled on through the region. in yemen. in iraq, they burned the stars and stripes, chanting "no to america, no to israel." meanwhile in egypt, police fired tear gas at demonstrators in a third day of unrest. democracy in north africa, halted by the west, facing to radical anti-western groups that were once suppressed by the ubiquitous security forces. soon after last year's uprising in libya, we went to a newly liberated town, famous or notorious for sending an unusually high number of young muslims and to fight american forces in iraq. some former soldiers return to their own country last year, joining revolutionary militias, and keeping their weapons even after gaddafi was overthrown. s he says he knows the group' influenced but -- influenced by al-qaeda were behind the attack on the u.s. consulate. >> it is first hand information. it is direct information. they believe libya cannot be a hub for the conflict. but it should be u
and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard s to understand the industry you operate in. working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> can unmanned drones be the future of policing? and where will that leave any chance of privacy? this week the drones which have transformed warfare and which could soon be used by ordinary people. >> unmanned drones, we can be watched in our -- on our own property and even in our own homes. >> and should science be used to reduce the risk of children being born disabled? we ask if it could possibly be making a respectful comeback. >> there are powerful moral reasons to enhance human beings and indeed human beings are self-improvers. >> from science fiction movies or perhaps as high tech weapons in the skies over iraq or afghanistan, but over the next decade the use of drone technology by ordinary people is set to increase, far sums are being spent on civilian drone projects and everything from police surveill
lowered its 2013 g.d.p. forecasts. it now expects u.s. economic growth will be under 2% next year. globally, it sees g.d.p. growth at 2.7%. economists say that may be optimistic. >> things could actually turn out worse than what their forecasts are quite easily. the big wildcards are, what's the effect of qe3 on activity going forward? how quickly can european policy makers start to implement the proposals they've recently made? and how quickly can china start to stimulate its economy? >> reporter: there's one thing that will help fedex short-term: the iphone 5. fedex is apple's primary shipping partner on the hot new device, and, in spite of global economic weakness, some analysts think now is a good time to buy the stock. >> their earnings are down from a year ago, but they are still strongly profitable, generating a lot of cash and using that cash to invest in their business so that when the economy does come back-- and it will eventually come back-- this is a company that will benefit. >> reporter: the next update from fedex will come at an investor meeting the second week in
since december of 2007. the dow rose 53 points, the nasdaq added 28, and the s&p up nearly six. the major averages gained ground for the second week in a row. the dow in with the biggest weekly pop, up over 2%. back to that big change for the dow 30, kraft is out and united healthcare is in, reflecting the growing role of healthcare in the economy. it's the first change to the industrial average's roster in three years. today's move comes as kraft prepares to split its business into two parts. the global snack maker is spinning off its north american grocery brands into a separate publicly traded company. >> we had to do something about kraft. we didn't feel that the two pieces or either piece would be appropriate for the dow jones industrials going forward, so we decided to take the opportunity to make the change. >> susie: united healthcare is the first health insurer in the dow. the change reflects the increasing importance of healthcare spending in the u.s. economy. it now accounts for almost 8% of g.d.p. >> healthcare insurance is a big part of the economy, the financial m
. >> brown: then, was the attack on the u.s. mission in libya the work of al qaeda? we take a look. >> woodruff: from our american graduate series, ray suarez reports on growing pains for north dakota schools brought on by the oil boom. >> i always make it very clear to any perspective teachers of what they are really getting themselves into. i tell them this is the new wild west. >> brown: on the "daily download," we examine how the candidates are using video games to push early voting. >> woodruff: and regular pro referees are back on the football field tonight after three weeks of questionable calls by replacements. we talk to npr's mike pesca about the deal struck with the nfl. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. an
of the fighting. >> for moron the policy, i spoke with the u.s. ambassador to nato. >> if american troops cannot rely on afghan soldiers not to shoot them, has policy failed? >> this is a critical point where we need to protect soldiers and focus on the strategy looking forward. right now it has been a transition to afghan leadership. it requires the international forces to be working in lockstep. if we cannot count on that, you really have to ask yourself, is this strategy working? by setting a deadline and signaling to the taliban we will be living, -- leaving, that has been giving them certainty. i think the afghan security forces are patriotic in trying to defend their country. but the fact that the taliban is using these kind of attacks is having an impact. it calls into question what happens when we do withdraw. >> you think the deadline is involving the taliban. >> i think it has. they can see they know the international forces are going to be gone. can they intimidate the local forces in such a way they can have a return to power? >> there is no going back. >> it is difficult. we have to
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exchanged by the u.s. and israel as prime minister netanyahu calls for a tougher stand on iran's nuclear program. >> brown: and we explore why the opening of the september 11 museum has been delayed for another year at least. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the annual remembrance of 9/11 brought somber ceremony and muted politics today. americans looked back on a day that shook the world and led to a decade of war. >> keith george... ifill: a day of remembrance began at ground zero, where new yorkers gathered under a crisp blue sky, reminiscent of the day of the attack eleven
into a u.s. government vehicle. at least two people were killed in the northwestern city. to americans were among the injured. hillary clinton has condemned the bombing and urged the world to stand against such an act of violence. i spoke a brief time ago with the former u.s. state department spokesperson. >> successful attacks against american targets have been relatively rare. how significant is this development? >> we don't quite know who was responsible and what their target was. there have been attacked before. the trouble areas where many extra mr. elements are located. there have been significant security improvements in recent years. one possibility is a wanted to attack the consul itself at this was a fall back attack. >> of the u.s. put billions of dollars of aid in the pakistan every year. how do you think that this incident will play until that dynamic? >> there is a war going on between various extremist elements. this is a manifestation of that ongoing conflict. the united states has been attacking these elements steadily in recent years through the use of drums and the elemen
. farmers fought for and won control of the land in the 1990's. they built their own houses. the town symbolizes one part of the dream that many spaniards brought, the social europe coexisting with the old conservative traditions. the spanish press has compared it to robin hood. he himself prefers the scottish rebel william wallace. >> i think he was a true revolutionary. he came from the lower class and demanded change for his people. he was defeated, though. >> too well, your voice house winners and losers. -- well, you always have winners and losers. >> it is not in he and his utopia politicians need to worry about. it is ordinary spanish people. the die is cast for a fall spanish bailout and the conditions will be no drastic changes to the way people live. their concern is obvious. >> somebody had to do something. there should be more like him. it is a beautiful place. we cannot go on this way with more and more unemployment. this region has so much in its favor but we are coming increasingly poor. >> i do not respect his ideas but i respect him because he is a leader and you have
are securing our homeland or spending taxpayer dollars on defense those ought to be supporting u.s. jobs. wisconsin builds ships. we are on the great lakes. wisconsin@).s"s engines and components for naval ships, coast guardships we need buy america policies also. >> you are supporting higher tariffs on boats, ships and steel you have a more aggressive trade policy that makes it harder to import things is the way to create jobs here? >> no, when there's cheating going on it needs to be corrected. because if we don't have a level playing field how can we compete? you have billions of dollars of subsidies being given to what they are claiming is free enterprise in china. that is not a level playing field. it's hurting wisconsin jobs and closing wisconsin plants. it's happening elsewhere in the country. we need a level playing field. >> farmers in wisconsin export to china do they agree with you? >> i don't think they have any problems in tariffs on paper products. >> i am asking if they are afraid that china will slap on their products? >> we need fair rules and we need to be tougher in th
the haqqani group could become subject to u.s. financial sanctions. the icecaps are melting in the polar north but the impact could be felt around the world. scientists say that dramatic changes are underway but could affect whether globally. the area has lost record amounts of ice and the melting is expected to accelerate. david is on the island to keep inside the arctic circle. >> i join you from the arctic island and behind me, and 800 miles to the north is the north pole and a few carry-on past that, you come to alaska, the ad states is one of many countries with a direct stake in what is happening in the arctic. let me show you the scene behind league. you expect that at this time of year, the peak of the melt season. there is snow on the mountainside in the distance. but what scientists are concerned about is the rate of melting out in the ocean. it has left them stunned. >> a journey through a frozen ocean transformed into slush. this is the arctic where temperatures are rising and the ice is stirring. we approached the ainge and we need to be careful. like many, it is shedding great ch
, if we do not succeed to negotiation, then military strength, preferably by the u.s. >> [indiscernible] >> this is the key. president obama is running for reelection. he understands that the last thing he needs is more uncertainty. oil prices could quadruple. plunging markets, more americans dying in afghanistan as a consequence of iran in troublemaker in -- troublemaking. as of right now, he does not accept the notion that this is a war of necessity. israel believes so, but no one else in the international community right now believes it. >> could there be a difference path for iran? >> i do not know. i suspect the intelligence agencies and the pentagon will provide cautionary tales and lay out their risks of what a unilateral american military strike would be like. this is not a 2012 issue. this will be joined sometime. the prime minister actually stated it -- >> next summer. >> yes. and he has compromised credibility and deterrent capacity because the truth is, no one is going to strike iran most likely until any time next spring. what good is a red line if you do not enforce it? >>
that cliff to see what would happen, who would be hurt and for how long. hello everyone. u.s. markets are closed for the labor day holiday, which makes this a great time to step back and tackle one of the biggest threats to our nation's economy. it's called the fiscal cliff. maybe you've heard about all the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff. now, before you say this is just another silly inside-the-beltway mess that doesn't affect my life. we want to tell you that the fiscal cliff is different. tonight, we're going to tell you what all this means to you, to our economy and our future. thelma and louise made pop history when they defiantly drove off that cliff. but this january, congress could steer the u.s. off a different cliff. and when someone falls off a cliff in washington, there are no stunt men to pick them up. on january 1, 2013, tax breaks worth $416 billion will expire. spending on things like defense, medicare payments to doctors will be slashed by $65 billion. add it all up and you are talking about cutting roughly half a trillion doll
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